This is a prototype for AirBooth's first experiment in data "visceral-ization". We asked ourselves...if we could make the quality of air we breathe a more sensory experience, would we take better care of it?.
Airbooth is a project of The Gymnasium
AirBooth echoes the function of the booth in everyday life--from voting to phone, the booth gives us a pause, and a place that holds us for a limited period of time.
Both a physical and virtual experiment, AirBooth allows participants to viscerally experience a discrete volume and quality of air in real time. As a sculptural rendering, it becomes a potential platform/stimulus for discussion, engagement, and connectedness with the landscape and with human partners in other AirBooths across the world.
Brad Kaspari, public artist;
Geoff Warner, architect;
Pete Gittins, organic chemist;
Irve Dell, Robert Rosen, and
The Gymnasium co-founders.
Web design and development by Peng Wu and Omar Shehata
Sound by Nathan Hansen
Data Research assisted by Kelly Clausen
Real time air quality data feeding this experiment is drawn from AirNow and AQICN. Updates happen hourly.
For compelling, accessible science on the air you breathe go to State of the Air
More data "visceral-izations from AirBooth coming soon...